No, I don’t have a fever, and the chances are you don’t either. But you will be hearing about fevers for a while, at least until this swine flu thing…whatever it is…has run its course and things settle down a little. But I’ve gotten some interesting emails about it….like this one.
“I just returned from Amsterdam through Dulles International airport, we were in line with many people,several wearing masks. As I reached the customs officer I was required to place both my hands on the scanner…..note everyone is placing their hand on this scanner……..no provision was made to clean the scanner inbetween use or provide soapless soap to clean your hands when done…….talking about passing on the virus right there at the airport……..I was disgusted and run to the bathroom as soon as possible to wash my hands……very careless and possibly dangerous practice at the airport. I have no idea where to go with this so I hope you can bring this to the attention of the appropriate people.”
Now that’s an excellent point. And not even necessarily to do with swine flu…but what about colds, MRSA, everyday germs….we passed the email along to a tv station in Washington D.C…..maybe they’ll have time to do something with it. That is Federal TSA territory….but they should have anti-germ wipes or gels handy. Why not?
This one is from a concerned parent at one of the schools in Maryland with “probable cases”….she basically wanted lots more information from school officials and said:
Oh, and if you’re looking for an interesting read…..pop for a copy of John M. Barry’s “The Great Influenza,” which came out five years ago…It has now climbed to # 99 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list. I’ve read Barry’s book, which tells of the deadly 1918 pandemic that killed millions worldwide. It’s really quite a thriller.